Thanks to No Baby Ruth for tagging me!
1) What is your dream occupation?
This is a hard one. I don't know if I have a "dream" job. While I was in grad school and planning my wedding, I thought "if this whole PhD thing doesn't work out, I should be a wedding planner." Now my fantasy is to open a shop about my favorite things: cupcakes, coffee, and crochet. It would be part coffee house, part yarn store, and part bakery. But given that I am not the most outgoing person, I don't think retail is for me. I guess I will stick to research.
(2) What is the best dish that you can cook?
My signature dish is an apple pie. I also really like my lasagne. And I love making cupcakes.
(3) Have you ever been mentioned in the newspaper? What for?
In high school I had a starring role in a school play. More recently, I have been quoted a couple of times about research in my area.
(4) What’s the worst and/or most memorable job you’ve ever had?
I've not really had bad jobs, but a few memorable ones. I went to a prestigious college for undergrad and had a job opening the university president's mail. He had some very interesting mail. I also worked at an internet company way back when internet companies were still new. I won't say which one, but will give a hint that registered voters in California may be interested in my experience there.
(5) When you were a teenager, at what age did you envision yourself getting married? How old were you in reality when you got married?
I don't remember thinking of a specific age when I was that young. I do remember I went off to grad school the same year my younger sister graduated high school and started undergrad. She is Mormon and I remember asking her if she planned on going on a mission. She said she only would if she wasn't married by the time she graduated. I was shocked by that b/c here I was several years older and the thought that I may be married in the same time frame was not on my radar screen. But yet, 4 years later I was.
(6) What’s your most hated household chore? What’s your favorite?
I hate doing the dishes. I don't even like loading or unloading the dishwasher. I do like dusting and vacuuming is not so bad.
(7) What’s your earliest memory?
My older sister and I used to wake up really early in the morning, eat an entire bar of cream cheese, and then go back to bed like nothing happened. And my house was broken into when I was very young. My Big Bird piggy bank was stolen, but the dollar bill that was inside it was left behind because we lost the stopper.
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